A video of a lecture given by Benardete in Munich in 1999, entitled Socrates and Plato: The Dialectics of Eros, (1:03:37, posted Dec. 15, 2015) is available on YouTube. [January 30, 2016]
See also the Guide to the Work of Seth Benardete at the Contemporary Thinkers website. [posted January 30, 2016]
Ronna Burger discusses Benardete with Bill Kristol in a video (28:48, posted August 13, 2015) on the Contemporary Thinkers website. [posted January 30, 2016]
The index, or finding aid (.pdf), to the Seth Benardete Papers is available online at the New School Archives. The contents of the Papers are accessible via hyperlinks in the finding aid. [January 6, 2015]
The Archaeology of the Soul: Readings
of Ancient Poetry and Philosophy is now available in hardcover from St.
Augustines Press. View a list of the
contents. [December 30, 2012]
Learn to Read Greek, by Drew Keller and Stephanie Russell, is now available from the Yale University Press: Learn to Read Greek, Part 1 and Learn to Read Greek, Part 2. [April 1, 2012]
A video of the 2002 memorial service for Benardete is now available on YouTube. [July 16, 2011]
Michael Daviss book on The Soul of the Greeks is now available from the University of Chicago Press. [March 14, 2011]
Syd Martin has formed a study group in the San Francisco
area on Benardetes reading of the Platonic dialogues. Write
to sydneymartin at me.com for more information. [posted Feb.
Herodotean Inquiries has been issued in paperback by St.
Augustines Press. [September 29, 2009]
Ronna Burgers Aristotles Dialogue with Socrates: On the Nicomachean Ethics (University of Chicago Press, August 2009), has been issued in paperback. [July 26, 2009]
Michael Daviss book, Wonderlust: Ruminations on Liberal Education (South Bend, Indiana: St. Augustines Press, 2006), is also available in paperback. [July 26, 2009]
Lee Fratantuono dedicated his book on Virgil, Madness Unchained: A Reading of Virgils Aeneid, to Benardetes memory. [May 24, 2009]
Matthew McGowans new book, Ovid in Exile (Brill, April 2009), is dedicated to the memory of Seth Benardete and Josef Delz of the University of Basel. [posted April 25, 2009]
The University of Chicago Press has issued the following titles in paperback: The Tragedy and Comedy of Life: Platos Philebus ($27.50), and
The Rhetoric of Morality and Philosophy: Platos Gorgias and Phaedrus ($25.00). [April 24, 2009]
Rowman & Littlefield has published The Bow and the
Lyre in paperback. [January 31, 2009]
Some recent scholarly publications
indebted to Seth Benardete or dedicated to his memory [updated January 31, 2009]
A volume of papers presented in April 2005 at the symposium on The Thought of Seth Benardete is now in press at Howard University. Its editor is Patrick Goodin. See the symposium program. [July 29, 2008]
The Archive is trying to identify the author of a short typescript
found in Benardetes files — a students summary of the plot of Aristophanes Birds, beginning as follows: Two men come on stage, each carrying a bird. The most extraordinary thing about the beginning is our ignorance as to their identities.
Please let us know if it could be yours.
A discussion group has been established at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/benardete_group/.
Benardetes translations of the Theaetetus, Sophist,
and Statesman, originally published in three parts as The
Being of the Beautiful, has been reprinted (Fall 2006) by the
University of Chicago Press in a single volume
of the same name.
Benardetes doctoral dissertation, Achilles and Hector: The Homeric Hero, is available from St. Augustines Press. Read the description from St. Augustines catalog.
The complete bibliography of Benardetes work (.pdf)
Papers presented at the recent Howard University symposium on The Thought of Seth Benardete (April 15-16, 2005) will be posted as they become available. See the program for links to papers already on-line.
Calum Carmichaels Ideas and the Man: Remembering David Daube has been published by Klostermann Verlag. Daube was a thinker and scholar whom Benardete greatly admired.
A symposium on The Thought of Seth Benardete was held April 15-16, 2005 at Howard University. See the program.
Read Vincent Renzis review of Encounters and Reflections, published Nov. 26, 2003 in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review.
The Archive has received a $10,000 grant from a foundation that recognizes the importance of Benardete’s work. The gift, which had been offered in early 2003 as a 2-for-1 challenge grant, matched donations from Benardetes students, friends and colleagues. Many thanks to all who contributed.
The Archive has compiled a list of Benardetes courses
at N.Y.U. If you can supply any information missing from this list,
particularly the titles of works covered in a specific course, please
contact us at contact [at] benardetearchive.org.
This would especially assist the current effort to index Benardetes
papers at the New Schools Fogelman Library. Many thanks to
all who have written in so far. A complete list of Benardetes
courses at the Latin/Greek Institute has also been added to the
Seth Benardetes Second Sailing: On the Spirit of Ideas,
an essay by Michael Davis, appears in The Political Science Reviewer,
Vol. 32 (2003), 8-35. The Political Science Reviewer is a
publication of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
Transcription of Benardetes course on Aristotles De
Anima, held at the New School in the spring of 1993, is currently
underway at the Archive. Audiotapes of the lectures
were supplied by Richard Hartzman. [November 2003]
Benardetes last book, Encounters and Reflections: Conversations
with Seth Benardete, with Robert Berman, Ronna Burger, and Michael
Davis, edited by Ronna Burger (University of Chicago Press, 2002),
was issued in February, 2003.
Read some excerpts from Encounters and Reflections at the University
of Chicago Press website.
Read Mark Blitzs review of Encounters and Reflections, reprinted from the April 7, 2003 issue
of The Weekly Standard.
Read a review of Encounters and Reflections by the Seminary Co-op
The Spring 2003 issue of Epoché is entitled Readings
in Ancient Greek Philosophy: In Memory of Seth Benardete.
It includes an essay by Seth Benardete on the Philoctetes.
See the table of contents.
Single copies of the journal can be purchased for $20. Orders
may be placed via e-mail
or by sending a check and request to Walter Brogan, Philosophy Department,
Villanova University, Villanova, PA 19085.
essay by Richard Velkley appears in the Winter, 2002 issue of
The Claremont Review of Books.
A symposium on The Philosophy of Seth Benardete
was held on December 5 and 6, 2002 at The New School University,
under the auspices of the Philosophy Department.
Seth Benardetes translation, with Michael Davis, of Aristotles
Poetics was published in May, 2002, by St. Augustines Press of South Bend, Indiana. The book is
entitled Aristotle – On Poetics (ISBN
A memorial service
for Seth Benardete was held on February 1, 2002 at New York University.